TRANSTEX® EDGE SKIRT ™ (28-ft Doubles)View Full Report
MVT Solutions Certified™ tested the TRANSTEX® EDGE SKIRT™ on double 28-ft dry van trailers. Savings were 6.05 gal/1000 miles (5.47%). Based on 125,000 miles travelled annually, savings equate to 756 gallons per year. At $2.551 per gallon (2020 average retail price of diesel) this equates to $1,928 in fuel savings per year. Using a purchase price of $500 and a 4:1 trailer-to-truck ratio, the ROI equates to 12.4 months. During fleet calculations, MVTS found the long trailer life in the 28-ft pup LTL sector led to the product paying for itself many times over, as well as summing to substantial profits over the life of the trailers.
Testing was conducted at 39,000 lbs. GVW and 65 mph. The full report includes calculation guides and more detail on the tests conducted.
Results for Any Carrier
Carriers can trust the test results are reliable for other tractor-trailer configurations, as they are not specific to MVT’s fleet. During testing, vehicles were configured to represent the current industry-standard and did not include wheel covers or tractor wheel side fairings. Carriers can find directions on calculating their own fuel savings in the report or can contact MVT Solutions with questions.
Independent Third Party Testing
MVT Solutions fuel economy testing is independent, 3rd party testing. We do not receive any payment from the sale of products tested. To learn more about the test, view the report above or contact us.